MS Treatments

Use our MS treatment table to compare treatments.

Name Administration Route Frequency Date of TGA approval Pregnancy Category Treatment best for More info
Beta interferon-1a (Avonex) Injection Weekly Aug 2001 D Relapsing Remitting MS
Peginterferon beta-1a
Injection Fortnightly Nov 2014 D Relapsing Remitting MS
(Beta interferon-1b)
Injection Alternate days Aug 2002 D Relapsing Remitting MS
Interferon beta-1a
Injection Three times a week Jan 2000 D Relapsing Remitting MS
Glatiramer Acetate (Copaxone) Injection Three times a week Dec 2003 B1 Relapsing Remitting MS
Daclizumab (Zinbryta)
Injection Monthly Sep 2016 C Relapsing Remitting MS
Ofatumumab (Kesimpta) Injection Week 0, 1, 2, 4 then monthly 4 Mar 2021 C Adults with Relapsing forms of MS
Cladribine (Mavenclad) Oral Two treatment courses, twelve months apart Sep 2010 D Relapsing Remitting MS
Dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera) Oral Twice daily Jul 2013 B1 Relapsing Remitting MS
Fampridine (Fampyra) Oral Twice daily May 2011 C MS
Fingolimod (Gilenya) Oral Daily Jan 2011 D Relapsing Remitting MS
Teriflunomide (Aubagio) Oral Daily Nov 2012 X Relapsing Remitting MS
Siponimod (Mayzent) Oral Daily Nov 2019 D Secondary Progressive MS
Ozanimod (Zeposia) Oral Daily Jul 2020 D Adults with Relapsing Forms of MS
Alemtuzumab (Lemtrada) Infusion Two infusions, twelve months apart Dec 2013 B2 Relapsing Remitting MS
Natalizumab (Tysabri) Infusion Every four weeks Nov 2006 C Relapsing Remitting MS
Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) Infusion Biannually Jul 2017 C Relapsing Remitting MS and Primary Progressive MS

Each MS treatment works in a slightly different manner and given the hugely variable nature of MS no one medication is likely to suit all patients. It is important that you discuss your medication with your treating physician.

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